British rapper Mist shot during armed robbery

Chris Edwards
Contributor
Mist (Instagram/Mist)

British rapper Mist has been hospitalised after being shot in an armed robbery at a luxury villa in the Algarve, Portugal.

Thieves reportedly stole the rapper’s passport, phones and jewellery during the apparent break-in.

The robbery took place inside a villa on the upmarket Quinta do Lago resort, according to The Sun.

After being shot, Mist - real name Rhys Thomas Sylvester - was driven to Faro Hospital by two friends.

Mist was in Portugal performing at the Afro Nation Festival in Praia da Roche earlier this month (Instagram/Mist)

Police are yet to confirm any information about the 27-year-old musician’s condition.

Mist’s friends, a man and a woman, reportedly told police at the hospital that the rapper was shot in the leg during a robbery involving two or three men.

It has since been reported that Mist has left hospital, but it’s currently unclear whether he was discharged by doctors or if he chose to leave by himself.

The Sun reported that Mist’s whereabouts are currently unknown, and that police are yet to make an official statement about the apparent break-in.

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Heavily-armed officers from two police forces, the GNR and PJ, were said to have forced entry into the villa to check that the suspected robbers were not still inside.

The MOBO-winning artist was in Portugal after performing at the Afro Nation Festival in Praia da Roche earlier this month.

In February 2018, Mist’s most recent record, Diamond in the Dirt, peaked in the UK Albums Chart at number four, with three of its songs appearing in the Singles Chart.

In October 2014, Mist was jailed for 14 months following a police chase on the M6 after he was caught driving without a license.